Sonia Assa-Rosenblum is Associate Professor of French and Spanish at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury. She teaches courses on Translation, Women's Writing and 20th Century French and Spanish Literature. Her primary field of specialization is Surrealism and the Avant-Gardes. Her current research focuses on work by 19th and 20th century women authors and filmmakers such as Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Assia Djebar, Paule Constant, Emmanuele Bernheim and Agnes Varda. Her work has appeared in Women in French Studies, Nottingham French Studies, Le Maghreb Litteraire, Etudes Francophones, Studies in 20th Century Literature, The French Review and Modern Language Studies.